Ancient amulet unearthed in Cyprus has curious palindrome inscription

January 5, 2015 9:04 PM

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Ancient amulet unearthed in Cyprus has curious palindrome inscription

The amulet has several images.

At the bottom, there is a mummy (likely the Egyptian god Osiris) wrapped in bandages, lying on a boat. Above the mummy, there is an image of Harpocrates, a god of silence, shown sitting on a stool. Harpocrates’ right hand is raised up to his lips and there is a scepter in his left hand. To the right...

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